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Does Removing Wisdom Teeth Change Face
I am 38, all four of my wisdom teeth are impacted. Do I need to remove them? Will it change the shape of my face which is squarish and full at the co
Wisdom Teeth: Your question requires an examination. Full bony impaction, partial, soft tissue? Are the teeth causing issues with the adjacent 2nd molars? Proximity to nerves and sinus? Your dentist should be able to advise you and give you the pros and cons (risks/benefits) of the procedure. ...Read more
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NO: No. For best advice about wisdom teeth, see board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
Perhaps: Only if there is an associated infection, tumor or cyst. For best results, see an oral surgeon for evaluation/recommendations. ...Read more
About a week: It depends on the difficulty of the extraction but it could take up to a week, however the puffiness should begin to resolve with each passing day as well as the pain. If this is not occurring I would call your dentist. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: This is the best without a prescription. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP to get these taken care of and get relief. Use your wisdom while you still have the teeth. Good Luck. (you can take 3@ 200 mg. But drink at least 12 - 16 oz. Of fluid with them) ...Read more
Of course: The most common complaint associated with impacted wisdom teeth is pain. It is not unusual that a patient may have terrible headache, soreness or pain in the back part of the jaw, ear ache. Also sore throat, sinus or pain in the side of the face. It's called heterotopic pain. ...Read more
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Not usually: Wisdom tooth pain is at the site of the tooth and may radiate, but not usually tothe back of the head. Go to the dentist and have your third molar wisdom teeth checked out and ruled out. If the dentist cannot help, then run, do not walk, to the physician for further examination to determine the source of your pain. Pain is the body telling you something is wrong and you need help right-away. ...Read more
Varies: The position of your wisdom teeth, experience and technique of the surgeon, whether or not you received an anti-inflammatory agent (steorid) during surgery, and how well you follow the postoperative instructions are some factors that influence the degree and amount of swelling. Some patients have minimal swelling, while others may have swelling that will reach its peak by the third day postop. ...Read more
Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. ...Read more
Ice and NSAID's.: Ice packs applied to the swollen area 10 minutes at a time with 10 minute breaks in between can help. So can non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, Motrin (ibuprofen) and naprosyn (naproxen sodium). Do not exceed the manufacturer's dosages written on the bottle. ...Read more
Not typically: Your face should return to its normal configuration after the teeth are removed and the swelling goes down. It is possible that if there was some preoperative swelling or the teeth were situated in such a way that the face was more full in appearance that once removed that fullness is lost....And the face appears narrower. ...Read more
Yes: If you have no pain and if the swelling is not increasing things are probably OK. Start applying moist heat to the swollen area for 20 minutes at a time to help the swelling go down. If there's no improvement in a few days time, go see your surgeon for a follow up. ...Read more
No: Postoperative swelling as well as discomfort can vary greatly from patient to patient. The location and development of the wisdom teeth in the jaws, surgical technique and instruments used, medications used and/or prescribed before, during and after surgery, as well as the experience of the surgeon are factors that can affect the degree of swelling. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you could have an infection which needs treated asap. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a swollen face still 3 days after getting four wisdom teeth surgically extracted?
My wisdom teeth are coming in and I have the worst migraine of my life. It feels like my head is going to explode?
Take meds: Take your migraine meds, drink at least 12 oz. Water and lie down in dark, quiet room -- on floor if needed. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP to get the wisdom teeth extracted. Good Luck. ...Read more
How can I reduce swelling on the right side of my face due to my wisdom teeth needing to be removed. I am getting them out in 3 weeks?
Swelling: See your dentist or oral surgeon who will be doing the extracting. You may have an infection. This needs to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Had 4 wisdom teeth taken out. Next day large red blotches on rt side of face which is the side I experience pain on? Nothing on lft side and no pain
One sided red blotches may just be from from being leaned against or from a contact dermatitis from somthing that came in contact with you. If it were an allergic reaction it would not be one sided
redness and swelling may occur from a difficult extraction as well.
Ask your oral surgeon. ...Read more
My head has been hurting for a month now ever since my impacted wisdom teeth infection. What do you suggest?
Have them removed: If your wisdom teeth are infected and your head pain is directly related to the wisdom teeth for over a month, you should see your dentist or an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. A chronic infection associated with a wisdom tooth can quickly develop into an acute infection with serious consequences. ...Read more
What to do if I had my bottom wisdom teeth cut out on friday morning and now the right sode of my face is swollen?
If extract left wisdom teeth & spent next 6 month chewing w/ only right side, can it affect the way jaw heals & cause face assemetry? I have underbite
Wisdom teeth: Probably not as at your age your facial growth has stopped. ...Read more
Husband's left side face & left side tongue went numb 2 wks ago & again today. Just last a few hrs. No pain no drooping no wisdom teeth. 33 & healthy.
Left side face & left side tongue went numb 2wks ago & again today. Only last few hrs with no pain, no face drooping. Wisdom teeth out 10yrs ago. Why?
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